DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, January 1832. HC 1: 242. The Prophet writes, “Upon the reception of the foregoing word of the Lord [D&C 73
], I recommenced the translation of the Scriptures, and labored diligently until just before the conference, which was to convene on the 25th of January. During this period I also received the following, as an explanation of 1 Corinthians 7: 14
, Paul counsels the church of his day not to keep the law of Moses; 6–7
, Little children are holy and are sanctified through the atonement.
the aunbelieving bhusband
by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children unclean, but now are they holy.
Now, in the days of the apostles the law of circumcision was had among all the Jews who believed not the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And it came to pass that there arose a great acontention
among the people concerning the law of bcircumcision
, for the unbelieving husband was desirous that his children should be circumcised and become subject to the claw
of Moses, which law was fulfilled.
And it came to pass that the children, being brought up in subjection to the law of Moses, gave heed to the atraditions
of their fathers and believed not the gospel of Christ, wherein they became unholy.
Wherefore, for this cause the apostle wrote unto the church, giving unto them a commandment, not of the Lord, but of himself, that a believer should not be aunited
to an bunbeliever
; except the claw
of Moses should be done away among them,
That their children might remain without circumcision; and that the atradition
might be done away, which saith that little children are unholy; for it was had among the Jews;